Tiffani J. Bright, PhD is the Biomedical Informatics Evaluation Team Lead for the Center for AI, Research, and Evaluation at IBM Watson Health. She has deep expertise and experience in the development and evaluation of health information technologies and clinical decision support. Dr. Bright’s work in academia, government, and industry has contributed scientific methods and rich research findings about systems’ usability, adoption, and impact across diverse settings and end-users. As the Qualitative Team Lead and Design Team Liaison, Dr. Bright provides scientific expertise and leadership in the design, development, and evaluation of IBM Watson Health solutions and manages scientific activities in collaboration with academic, non-profit, and client partners across the world. Dr. Bright is also responsible for a 10-year, $25 million research collaboration between IBM Watson Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to advance the science of AI in healthcare. Additionally, she co-leads IBM Watson Health’s Achieve Equity Initiative and serves on the IBM Watson Health Diversity Council.
Dr. Bright is the recipient of several awards and honors, including a Meyerhoff Scholarship from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a National Library Medicine Biomedical Informatics Predoctoral Fellowship, and a Columbia University Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance Predoctoral Fellowship. She is an elected board member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and has held leadership appointments on numerous committees throughout AMIA and the STEM communities. Currently, she is chairing the newly established AMIA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. She received her BA degree in sociology from The College of William and Mary, BS degree in information systems from UMBC, PhD degree in biomedical informatics from Columbia University, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Clinical Informatics at Duke University.